Bilbao / Getxo, Spain

We lived was a suburb called Getxo. It was a 15 minute walk to the beach and a 25 minute metro ride every day to school. It was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to and I am lucky I got to call it home.

Tyler Frazier
Central Washington University

Participant in Bilbao / Getxo, Spain


Living Accommodations for Bilbao/Getxo, Spain

Most housing placements are located in the beach town of Getxo within walking distance to the beach and each other. Commuting between Getxo and downtown Bilbao, where the Business School is located, is efficient, safe, easy, and fairly quick; the metro makes several stops in Getxo and takes 20 minutes to get to downtown Bilbao.


Hostfamily. Photo Credit: USAC Bilbao.

Photo Credit: USAC Bilbao.

Homestay—a great opportunity to immerse yourself into the daily life of a Spanish family. Homestays include three meals per day and provide an unmatched opportunity to speak Spanish and learn Spanish and Basque customs.


Apartment building. Photo Credit: USAC Bilbao.

Apartment building.
Photo Credit: USAC Bilbao.

Apartments—shared apartments with other USAC students or locals. These offer a bit more independence and you will be responsible for your own meals.

Quick Details

2017-18 App. Cycle

Summer I (5 weeks): Open

Summer I & II (8 weeks): Open

Summer II (3 weeks): Open

Fall or Yearlong: Open

Spring: Open


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



U.S. Credit

Program Capacity

65 students


English | Spanish


APUNE--Associación de Programas Universitarios Norteamericanos en España